THE FIFTH SEASON
LA CINQUIÈME SAISON
2012, Films Boutique, 93 min, Belgium, Dir: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth

In an isolated Belgian village, spring mysteriously fails to follow winter, and teenagers Alice (Aurélia Poirier) and Thomas (Django Schrevens) watch as their farming community slowly succumbs to in-fighting and despair. Shot in extended takes, this haunting film is a follow-up to co-directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s earlier examinations of man’s relationship to nature, KHADAK and ALTIPLANO. In French and Flemish with English subtitles.


ALTIPLANO
2009, First Run Features, 109 min, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Dir: Peter Brosens, Jessica Hope Woodworth

Set in the Andes of Peru, optometrist Max (Dardenne brothers regular Olivier Gourmet) and his adrift photojournalist wife Grace (Jasmin Tabatabai) are installing a rural clinic offering free eye surgery to the indigenous population. When a soon-to-be-married villager dies from an illness related to the nearby mining activity, Max and Grace find themselves caught up in battle that has the locals vehemently uprising against the mining company. Official selection of the Cannes International Critics' Week. In Spanish, French, Quecha and Persian with English subtitles.


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